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MOVIES

The year in film

Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese shares his highlights in film from 2016, including his top 10 -- and bottom...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments | 1966 Views

AROUND TOWN

The year in dining

In many ways, 2016 was a year of recognition, second acts and upscale dining for the Midpeninsula restaurant scene. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by kj, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 3154 Views

AROUND TOWN

how much does it cost to add an addition to a house?

I am just starting to consider adding an addition to my 95 year old house. I have no idea how much this kind of thing costs....

Original post made by curious on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 35 comments | 7964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council chooses Scharff, Kniss to lead

Marking a changing of the guard at City Hall, the Palo Alto City Council bid farewell Tuesday night to three outgoing members,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 13 comments | 6389 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto girl, 2, died of blunt-force trauma

A 2-year-old East Palo Alto girl died of blunt-force trauma and her mother's boyfriend now faces murder charges in her death,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Petterpanak47, on Jan 5, 2017 at 4:33 am | 5 comments | 10398 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

LA Times reports swastikas in Palo Alto

"Six locations around Palo Alto, including two law offices, were vandalized with what police believe were meant to be swastikas...

Original post made by Another Reader on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Small Town, on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 5 comments | 519 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New bill would ban smoking pot while driving

A California State Senate bill introduced Thursday would outlaw driving while under the influence of marijuana in response...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2017
Last comment by stretch, on Jan 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 12 comments | 5013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Values a, on Jan 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 115 comments | 25259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: 'Being a Teen in the Valley' panel

Local teenagers will share what it's like to grow up in Silicon Valley at a panel discussion this Wednesday, Jan. 4, hosted...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 5147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weather service: Expect weather-related disruptions

The entire Bay Area could see disruptions from the weather Wednesday morning, with rain continuing from Tuesday night, according...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 4212 Views

SPORTS

2016 all-league football teams

==B ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION== ==B Offensive Player of the Year: ==Aajon Johnson (Menlo-Atherton) ==B Defensive Player of...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by old school SCVAL, on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 1762 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board urges basic 'blocking and tackling' as first step toward special-ed reform

Palo Alto school board members urged district staff Tuesday morning to seek concrete, specific data on how well the district...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by 504 SOS, on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 am | 13 comments | 3141 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering those who left legacies

As the Weekly reflects back on 2016, we remember a few of the leaders we lost in 2016 who left an indelible impression on...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on Jan 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm | 11 comments | 8782 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton no longer is the most expensive, Forbes says

After three years of sitting at the top of the Forbes priciest American residential real estate list, as of this December...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Silicon Valley Resident, on Jan 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 2497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hetch Hetchy water supply temporarily turns off

Starting Thursday, Dec. 29, Palo Alto residents will receive water from two Peninsula surface reservoirs rather than from...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by What IS in the Water?, on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 3438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Major renovation planned for Avenidas senior center

Avenidas Senior Center unveiled plans for a modern, technologically advanced senior center Wednesday that would include amenities...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Developers rule, on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:35 am | 6 comments | 5040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:08 am | 337 comments | 35757 Views

SPORTS

Things not going well for Stanford men's basketball

==BI Cardinal corner == No. 18 Arizona came, saw and conquered, handing the Stanford men's basketball team its fifth loss...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 2126 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officers cleared in shooting of EPA youth

Officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy while investigating an earlier robbery and shooting in December...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2017
Last comment by Aaron Beitch, on Jan 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 965 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Takeaways of 2016

Looking back on the past 12 months, we've highlighted the top 16 takeaways of 2016, from the most inspiring moment to the...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Homeowner, on Jan 2, 2017 at 8:56 pm | 8 comments | 8745 Views
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Our Valentine’s Day baby
By Sally Torbey | 5 comments | 3,830 views

Engagement Rings: Myths and Options
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,421 views

Talking about baby
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 894 views

Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 345 views